Best Dehydrators for Off-Grid

Best Dehydrators for Off-Grid

Food preservation is one of the most important factors in off grid living. Since many, if not most, off-grid locations are also somewhat remote, those who prefer not to rely on grocery stores need a way to preserve food that they grow or forage. Why Dehydrate? Because bacteria and mold tend to … Read more

How to Build a House for Under $30,000

How to Build a House for Under $30,000

Building an off-grid homeis a challenge, especially when one is on a strict budget. Building a house for under $30k is difficult, but not impossible. It mostly depends on location, regulations, labor and materials. Building a house with that limited a budget will obviously result in a smaller home with less square … Read more

Best Books for Off-Grid Living

Best Books for Off-Grid Living

Living off-grid is something that some people are eager to try. The reasons vary from wanting to be self-sufficient to wanting to be less affected by political issues. There are books about the process, about the desired results, and about all sorts of things in between. Some offer instruction, some encouragement, and … Read more

Tips for Apartment Prepping

An apartment complex

Prepping is usually associated with country dwellers, but city prepping could even be more helpful. If you live in an apartment, you probably don’t have a large space, but there are many situations you can cater to, should an emergency ever occur. In urban dwelling, places are dominated by larger populations per … Read more

Preparing Bug Out Bags for Teens

Teenager with backpack out of doors

Preparing bug out bags should be a must for any family who’s serious about developing survival skills. There’s a lot more awareness these days about the need for such skills and the correct forms of preparedness. We’ve seen how people of all ages are left stranded and unable to survive properly as … Read more

The Best Dogs to Have When Going Off the Grid

Going off the grid is a rewarding way to live because you and your family can enjoy the experience of relying on each other and being self-sufficient. You will be able to raise your children the way you like while protecting them from the dangers and influences they can get from modern … Read more

Are You a Closet Prepper? Don’t Be. Let Me Explain Why.

Prepping Coming Out of Closet

Are you a closet prepper?

If your answer is yes, then read on. I will explain in this article why you should never have to fear being embarrassed or judged by telling a co-worker, family member, or friend that you’re a prepper. Survivalism and the tools for the trade is some cool stuff. Don’t get caught with Prepper stigma!

You see, I used to be a closet prepper. I always kept my prepping to myself. I found that I hardly ever brought it up to family or friends, except for the one or two friends that I knew who were into the same types of preparing that I was. But lately, I’ve been opening up more to people that I know. Actually, it’s been kind of liberating and not as big of a deal as I made it out to be regarding telling others that I want to prepare for unforeseen times or situations.

People that I would have never told about my prepping before have actually become quite open and receptive in our conversations. In fact, some of the people I’ve been more open with about my prepping mindset have even started doing a little prepping themselves. That’s pretty great!

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Top Prefabricated and DIY Root and Food Cellars or Shelters

DIY and Prefabricated Cellars and Shelters

If you look hard enough you will find some ingenious structures designed to provide affordable, insulating, and cooling storage for your vegetables, fruits, cheeses, or bug out foods or supplies. There are quite a few great designs for these pre-fabricated cellars or shelters popping up each year. And since more people are opting for a more self-sustaining lifestyle, this market will undoubtedly grow even more.

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The Pocket Shot Slingshot Versus a Standard Slingshot

Powershot Slingshot

If you’re like me, you probably had a slingshot at some point in your childhood. I had many growing up — from the cheap $5 slingshots with a few up to around $80. Shooting our slingshots as kids made for some fun days outside. Plus, it was a bonus that we were surrounded by woods. That meant we could venture about like ninjas shooting trees, stumps, creeks, and more.

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8 Amazing Tiny Homes You Can Buy or Build for Under $20,000

Tiny home building has taken the nation by storm over the past few years. Many people are finding conventional 1500+ sq. ft. homes and 30-year mortgages just do not match up to their personal lifestyle. Others want to leave less of a footprint by opting for a smaller home or they want to use their extra income to buy ethereum and save more versus being strapped down by a long-term bank mortgage.

Whatever your reason, we hope that our collection of tiny homes purchased or built for less than $20,000 will inspire you to think about your own desires for life, your home, and your surroundings. Please share this post with anyone who you think would enjoy tiny home living and the ideas presented by the awesome tiny home builders featured in this article.

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Survival Food – A Starter’s List of Must-have Survival Food Items

Prepping Foods for Disaster

The best of your savings and investments need not be in banks and stock markets, a roller coaster of an economy, war and terror, natural disasters and climate change have all necessitated the formulation of a backup plan to endure and survive unprecedented emergencies. We, as human beings are all programmed to hope for the best but it certainly does not hurt to prepare for the worst.  After all, both are survival techniques in their own way.

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